Sicko

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Documentary look at health care in the United States as provided by profit-oriented health maintenance organizations (HMOs) compared to free, universal care in Canada, the U.K., and France. Moore contrasts U.S. media reports on Canadian care with the experiences of Canadians in hospitals and clinics there. He interviews patients and doctors in the U.K. about cost, quality, and salaries. He examines why Nixon promoted HMOs in 1971, and why the Clintons’ reform effort failed in the 1990s. He talks to U.S. ex-pats in Paris about French services, and he takes three 9/11 clean-up volunteers, who developed respiratory problems, to Cuba for care.

Sicko, 4.4 out of 5 based on 58 ratings

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171 Comments

  • Incredible recount of the true

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  • Myself 5 years ago

    Good doc. The only problem is that isntead of giving us answeres it raises even more questions. When Michael Moore was asked what does he think motivates the U.S. government, he said “I DON’T KNOW”!
    I found it ridiculous that a person, who spend millions on producing his movies, and gets more air-time than any other controvertial documentary (exept that garbage Al Gore produced) yet he still hasn’t got the fainthest idea what really is going on behind the scenes.
    I see only one reason for it, and that is that he is working for “THEM”!!!

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  • Canadian viewer 5 years ago

    This should be essential viewing for all Americans. (whoops.. am I guilty of socialist propaganda?) I’d also recommend Googling “Tommy Douglas”, who was mentioned in the movie (Kiefer Sutherland’s grand-pappy by the way).
    It’s not too late for change. Hi Rebecca :^)

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  • Will Hump. 5 years ago

    Why don’t people realize this in America and stand up? America is slowly turning into a finance capitol, instead of a democracy that should take care of there citizens for free.

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  • Thank you, Michael Moore. My wife and I are moving to Canada and for good reason. I hope everyone will watch this, ask their neighbors to watch this, and someday maybe America really will be what it says it is. Meanwhile, I hope all the people in this film stayed well after their Cuba visit.

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  • Well Michael Moore now you did it, now I need to revisit why I did not like you and the French too.

    This sure seems like stuff you see in science-fiction movies, just goes to show you ‘truth really is stranger than fiction.’

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